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How Do You Deal With Aggressive Forum Users?
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
02-05-2017, 05:53 PM #1
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
I've noticed a disturbing trend while trying to resolve a rather tricky tech issue by asking questions on a number of internet forums. The number of people who don't help at all with problems but rather butt into threads with unhelpful comments like "Why would you want to do that in the first place?" or "why don't you look at X poorly written documentation page " was staggering. One forum user with 1,500+ posts even posted "you are such a n00b if you can't figure this out" in my question thread, even though my tech question wasn't one that is obvious or easy to resolve...

I seem to remember a time when people helped each other far more readily on the internet. Now there seems to be a new breed of forum user who a) hangs out at a forum socially all day b) does not bother to help at all and c) gets a kick out of telling you things like "what a stupid question" or "nobody will help you with that here" or similar... Where have the good old days gone when people much more readily gave other people step-by-step tips, tricks, instructions and advice?
02-05-2017, 06:05 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,347 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011
(02-05-2017, 05:53 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  I've noticed a disturbing trend while trying to resolve a rather tricky tech issue by asking questions on a number of internet forums. The number of people who don't help at all with problems but rather butt into threads with unhelpful comments like "Why would you want to do that in the first place?" or "why don't you look at X poorly written documentation page " was staggering. One forum user with 1,500+ posts even posted "you are such a n00b if you can't figure this out" in my question thread, even though my tech question wasn't one that is obvious or easy to resolve...

I seem to remember a time when people helped each other far more readily on the internet. Now there seems to be a new breed of forum user who a) hangs out at a forum socially all day b) does not bother to help at all and c) gets a kick out of telling you things like "what a stupid question" or "nobody will help you with that here" or similar... Where have the good old days gone when people much more readily gave other people step-by-step tips, tricks, instructions and advice?

Mentally, they are children. We just ban them and shut them down via proxies if we have to. It's easy as falling off a log.
We see this my balls are bigger than yours all the time, Big damn deal. pfft... coffeetime.gif They can suck our collective dicks.

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
02-05-2017, 06:13 PM #3
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
The problem is the people who own the site(s) and not the users. Treat your site like your living room - do not tolerate people who piss on your living room floor. Bounce them out, clean up and apologize to your other guests.
02-05-2017, 06:17 PM #4
Gumby AKA Chtumby
Posts:1,732 Threads:234 Joined:Mar 2013
I get sucked in by them all the time. Yes they Trigger me. chuckle.gif

But I just figured out how they get here.

Its because I TWEET the thread.

They come in here from Twitter tissueguy.gif


Don’t waste your time online, invest it with steemit.com
02-05-2017, 06:24 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,118 Threads:1,549 Joined:Feb 2011
Some people just don't care about being nice and polite
02-05-2017, 06:25 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,924 Threads:443 Joined:Jun 2012
(02-05-2017, 06:13 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  The problem is the people who own the site(s) and not the users. Treat your site like your living room - do not tolerate people who piss on your living room floor. Bounce them out, clean up and apologize to your other guests.

But I have been on forums where the owners do piss on their living room floor and sometimes on the users.
02-05-2017, 06:33 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,347 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011
Nice and polite is great, but we could care less about either.
It's ulterior motives that get people banned here.

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Inappropriate Show this Post
02-05-2017, 07:27 PM #8
Inappropriate Incognito Anonymous
 
If you meet an asshole in the morning, you met an asshole. If you meet assholes all day, maybe you're the asshole.
02-05-2017, 07:30 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,924 Threads:443 Joined:Jun 2012
(02-05-2017, 07:27 PM) Inappropriate Wrote:  If you meet an asshole in the morning, you met an asshole. If you meet assholes all day, maybe you're the asshole.

Depends on the owners and mods and their agendae...ego plays a big role in all of this.
02-05-2017, 08:01 PM #10
JR nli Incognito Anonymous
 
I'll always be a lefty hippie, but the last administration ended that.
Take things too far and thinking people will run.
I voted for O in the first round, but not the second. He was a bank insurance industry poster child. Can't stand his Sorros dick sucking.
02-05-2017, 08:25 PM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,942 Threads:728 Joined:Feb 2011
The left of the 60's is NOT the left of today. The left of then is the center of now.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
02-05-2017, 08:27 PM #12
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
I have to wonder whether asking this on KB counts as a sort of metatroll ...
02-05-2017, 08:51 PM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,942 Threads:728 Joined:Feb 2011
Or perhaps a micro troll?

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
02-05-2017, 08:57 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,924 Threads:443 Joined:Jun 2012
(02-05-2017, 08:27 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  I have to wonder whether asking this on KB counts as a sort of metatroll ...

You just never know when thread drift will strike. But I think the owners and posters here really don't give a rat's ass about any other forum but this one.
Adde NLI Show this Post
02-05-2017, 09:05 PM #15
Adde NLI Incognito Anonymous
 
I love this place because the owners are not uptight like Trinitard and Distard.
The followers stay there and fuck those boring old people. chuckle.gif



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